Etihad Cargo goes to Uganda

ETIHAD CARGO, the fast-growing freight business of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, has launched a new weekly A330-200 freighter service between Abu Dhabi and the Ugandan city of Entebbe.
Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria and close to the capital Kampala, Entebbe is a major commercial centre in central Uganda.
Etihad Cargo expects the direct service to carry large quantities of electronics and textiles to Entebbe, with primarily perishable goods destined for the Gulf region and Europe loaded for the return flight.
Payload on the freighter is around 64 tonnes.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer, says: “Uganda is an important market for Etihad Cargo, and the new Abu Dhabi-Entebbe freighter service will allow us to capitalise on the strong import and export demand to and from East Africa.
“In addition, whilst we expect to see strong onward trade flows over our Abu Dhabi cargo hub to destinations across the Middle East, subcontinent and Europe, ultimately this service will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Uganda.”
Next month, Etihad Cargo is due to take delivery of an additional new A330-200 freighter.

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